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Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2022

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Suddenly on Sunday, March 20, 2022, James Okolita passed away at the age of 71 years old.
James will be lovingly remembered by his mother Ellen, brother William, son Michael and daughters, Kristine and Kelly as well as many cousins and friends.
James enjoyed golfing with close friends and Safeway colleagues from both Winnipeg and Dauphin, fishing, curling and cooking holiday dinners for his whole family.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. (south of the Royal Canadian Mint). Interment will take place in Glen Lawn Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will follow in the reception centre.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James' memory to two charities James gave to annually - Siloam Mission (300 Princess Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1M3) and Harvest Manitoba (1085 Winnipeg Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2).

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at
Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 02, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I went to high school with Jim in the late 60's. Later in life our paths crossed again while working for Safeway. Myself and my husband knew him well through work. He was a good guy and will be missed by many. Our condolences to Jimmy's family and friends. RIP my friend Sincerely Candyce & Don Hawkins - Posted by: Candyce Hawkins (Friend and co worker) on: Apr 05, 2022

  • Bill so sad for your loss. It was nice hearing you both laughing enjoying the sun and beers - Posted by: Olivers (Neighborhoods ) on: Apr 04, 2022

  • Such a tragic loss for Ellen, Bill, Jim's adult children, and many other people. My condolences to all of them. - Posted by: Mike Stimpson (Cousin) on: Apr 03, 2022

  • As a store manager I worked with Jim for many years and promoted him to an assistant manager when the powers to be disagreed. Jim was a person that was very capable at his duties and responsibilities. Through his hard work became a Store Manager. I was honoured to give the toast to the bide at their wedding. Jim was like family. Rest in peace my friend! - Posted by: Terry & Adele Kolisnyk (Working Friend ) on: Apr 03, 2022

  • I’m sorry for the loss of your son and father Ellen, Kelly, Kristine and Michael. - Posted by: Rhiannon (Friend of Kelly’s) on: Apr 02, 2022

Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

455 Lagimodiere Blvd. (Map)
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